The woman Wyatt saw is far from the only phantom that people claim to have seen at the University. UVA is chock full of ghosts, according to some – the website Higher Ed Dive even listed it among the 10 most haunted universities in the United States.
For National Ghost Hunting Day, here are a few places you might find ghosts on Grounds.
The apparition Wyatt reported is one of three ghosts believed to inhabit Alderman Library. Another is Bennett Wood Green, a Confederate surgeon whose books were donated to the library after his death in 1913. Those books were originally kept in the Rotunda, which served as the University’s library until 1938. When the books moved, so did the doctor, according to legend.
The last ghost believed to haunt the main library is also keeping an eye on some books. The Garnett Room houses a collection of books donated by the family of Muscoe Russell Hunter Garnett, and some say the family physician is the reason why the tomes were in pristine condition even though they were abandoned for years before coming into UVA’s possession.
Old Cabell Hall
Another ghost is believed to have taken up residence in Old Cabell Hall. Music department employees have noticed that, on occasion, the smell of a woman’s perfume would waft into the room where they worked from seemingly nowhere.